UN Ambassador Susan Rice Withdraws Name for Consideration, She Won’t Seek Secretary of State Position … In Typical Fashion, the MSM Blames GOP at Sexist and Racist
It would appear that President Barack Obama does not want to pick this fight and waste his political capital … Some one just fell on their sword, again. The first failure of the Barack Obama second term. Obama loses his first pick.
Embattled UN Ambassador Susan Rice is withdrawing her name for consideration to be Secretary of State. As reported at NBC Rock Center, Rice stated that she did not want to be a distraction to Barack Obama’s second term and agenda. She thought that her nomination would be politicized and prolonged. Sorry, it’s too late for that. Maybe Susan Rice should have thought about not politicizing the terror attack on the Benghazi. Libya consulate that saw four Americans murdered. Rice then many days later and after she had seen the confidential information as to what really happened, went on five network Sunday talk shows and lied to the American people blaming the attacks on a video tape.
“Today, I made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the American people that I not continue to be considered by the president for nomination of secretary of state,” Rice told NBC’s Brian Williams.
“I didn’t want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country and the first several months of a second term president’s agenda is really the opportunity to get the crucial things done.”
As stated earlier in the day by NY Times Roger Cohen, Susan Rice’s Secretary of State bid ‘dead in the water.’
Of course Rice was a political “dead secretary of state nominee walking”. She already had many issues that should cause pause for many to question why she mislead America on Benghazi. However, when she met with GOP Senators McCain (AZ), Ayotte (NH), Graham (SC) and RINO Susan Collins … all came out of the meeting with more concerns and questions that before. Sorry, if you can’t win over moderate Collins for confirmation, you have no chance.
UPDATE I: At Michelle Malkin it is being rumored that Sen John Kerry (D-MA) was seen in Hillary’s office measuring the curtains, HA!
UPDATE II: Well we knew this was coming from the liberal media. Of course Susan Rice was forced out because as Andrea Mitchell says because On Susan Rice was a “Woman Of Color”. The MSM is just vile. Of course Andrea Mitchell could not be reached for comment as to former Republican President George W. Bush nominating both Colin Powell, a man of color and Condeleeza Rice, a woman of color, to the Secretary of state position. Also, so is Mitchell saying that its sexism for female Senators Ayotte and Collins to have an issue with Rice as well?
Click on pic for VIDEO or HERE are RCP
ANDREA MITCHELL: I think this had become sort of an impossible challenge for her to be confirmed, that she realized that, the White House realized it as well. I think they know they are on good political solid ground, as you were just pointing out. This is not going to help Republicans at all, the fact that a woman and a woman of color has been forced out of a confirmation process even before she was nominated.